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Message from Courtney Fossett

Posted by communications on July 8, 2020 at 9:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Just when we think restrictions may start to lighten, it seems the numbers continue to climb in what will be the strangest summer ever conceived. I have just returned from a week away to re-charge, re-center and re-think how our families, children and youth will re-convene once again. When you are on the beach spread apart from others and keeping social distance, you forget for a little while that our world has been turned upside down. A chance to connect with nature with walks on the sand...

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Message from La Escuelita San Alban

Posted by communications on July 1, 2020 at 11:35 AM Comments comments (0)

La Escuelita San Alban Bilingual Preschool’s Wholehearted Teaching Manifesto

At the end of each preschool year when we say goodbye to earnest four-year olds, the teachers lament their rise to kindergarten. How will we ever have a more wonderful school year? How can I ever love a group of children more than I did these? And yet, every fall we welcome a new group of eager, kind, rambunctious children and the love settles in again. We are an ever-growing family with ever-growi...

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Message from Rev. Carmen

Posted by communications on June 24, 2020 at 1:55 PM Comments comments (0)

With all the turmoil swirling around us these days, seeing so many of you come out on Monday night for our St. Alban’s Day Car Parade was such a balm. Each time a new car rolled up, it was a joy-filled surprise to discover who was inside, and to get to chat for a moment or two. And together, you brought 104 pounds of food and toiletry items for the Red Wagon which were delivered to FeedNC--wow! As I told the group who helped plan the parade, the clergy may have been giving out blessings...

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Who is St. Alban?

Posted by communications on June 17, 2020 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (0)


This coming week, we will celebrate our patron saint, Alban the Martyr, with our virtual pilgrimage to England on Sunday, June 21 and our car parade on Monday, June 22 (read more about these events below!) How much do you know about St. Alban? Read on to learn more, courtesy of the St Albans Cathedral website:

 

The story of Alban is a remarkable one. It not only takes us back to the beginning of the C...

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Message from Rev. Kevin

Posted by communications on June 10, 2020 at 7:20 PM Comments comments (0)

“… ‘Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not take care of you?’ Then he will answer them, ‘Truly I tell you, just as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to me.’ Matthew 25:45

As I watched the horrific video of George Floyd’s life being literally choked out of him by a man whose job was supposed to be to protect and serve, I...

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Message from Rev. Carmen

Posted by communications on June 3, 2020 at 3:10 PM Comments comments (0)

The past week has been an incredibly painful one for our nation. There’s a lot I could say, but as a white person and a Christian, the posture I am trying to take right now is one of listening more than talking. This can be challenging, because I have thoughts and feelings and opinions (lots of them!) about it all. But sharing my thoughts/feelings/opinions (which I am happy to do over a socially-distanced beverage if you really want to hear them) is not my calling. My calling is to proc...

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Message from La Escuelita San Alban

Posted by communications on May 27, 2020 at 11:45 AM Comments comments (0)

This time of year is happy and sad. Happy because school is out and summer is here—teachers love spending time with their own children. No homework makes for great family moments! But it is also a time for the sadness of saying goodbye to children who have become our own in so many ways.

We thank the Escuelita parents for trusting us with their children this year. It is clear they are loved and nurtured. We are proud to be even a tiny part of their upbringing. Together we l...

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Message from Courtney Fossett

Posted by communications on May 20, 2020 at 9:40 AM Comments comments (0)

As I reflect on everything going on in the world and in my own home, I am reminded of three very important lessons that have influenced me over the years. The first is 1 Corinthians 10:13, “God is faithful, and he will not let you be tested beyond your strength, but with the testing he will also provide the way out so that you may have the strength to endure it.” The second is thankfulness for everything in my life and around me. The third is acceptance, one I often struggle wi...

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A Message from the Rector

Posted by communications on May 13, 2020 at 5:30 PM Comments comments (0)

This past week, Kevin and I attended our annual Clergy Conference, held entirely online. Part of the conference was devoted to a presentation from the Diocese of North Carolina's Task Force on Reopening. The bishops shared a preview of the guidelines they are working on which will be officially released soon. When that information is made available, we will share it with you. For now, I will share a few important highlights:

• The current moratorium on public worship and building ...

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Music Notes May 2020

Posted by communications on May 7, 2020 at 12:30 AM Comments comments (0)

As we approach the fifth Sunday in the Easter season –and nearly two months of this necessary but difficult stay-at-home period – I can’t fully express how much I miss seeing everyone gathered in the church building. I miss seeing the choir every week, I miss seeing and hearing the congregation singing, I miss a lot of things. I, I, I……. However, thankfully, I am reminded in my spirit to give thanks in all things. There are many things for which I am grateful but...

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